5.31.2015

date night to see San Andreas

it was like a landlocked Titanic....an earthquake AND a tsunami? I for the life of me can't see how Emma ever left The Rock no matter what happened in their marriage, but he saved her sorry ass and saved their remaining daughter, to boot. I think Kevin would move heaven and earth to save his family, too.

“Don't you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour - but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands - and who knows what to do with it?” --Tennessee Williams

yesterday we got a load of gravel for the driveway....today Katie learned to back up with a trailer. and I planted tomatoes after work....feeling blessed that I had such a good, smart, charming, handsome Walmart associate to help me in the garden center.....

tried out the new sewing machine for a minute when I got home....and I think this project is now doable. I didn't realize how dogged down my old sewing machine was!!!

Happy 85th Birthday, Clint Eastwood!

5.30.2015

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👣 👣 👣 👣 👣 just had to see if it worked!!!! Whoop! Whoop! Bigfoot!

enjoying the scenic beauty surrounding us at the road construction stop...

quite the day. I worked at work (and spent some time rearranging my locker), Kevin worked mowing 2 yards and cleaning gutters on two houses...then we picked up the cemetery flowers and ate the ribeye special at Toot Toots, then a massive Walmart shopping expedition where we got to see our hardworking son and his hardworking girlfriend.

This really yank my chain the m************ Gate being shut at 3:58 p.m.

5.29.2015

after two nights of ripping out, gnashing of teeth, and thoughts of despair....starting to make progress.

have rethought the game plan...instead of such narrow rows of quilting....much less quilting....much less puckering. so far, so good. of course, I never get the damn quilt squared up correctly, which makes it harder to deal with. and different thicknesses of fabric... machine is smelling hot, WD40d it, but may have to buy another one to get this project done. quit for tonight.
starting on getting-ready-for-vaction laundry....Kevin threw all his sleeveless tshirts in the washer, he swears everything in the closet smells musty. I don't smell that good thru 20 years of hogdust, he may be right. then I washed the new sheets for our airmattress and the new clothes I bought for vacation. Booduh made a grand escape this morning, didn't have time to deal with it before I went to work, so I wished her well and backed out of the driveway. Kevin & KJ had gotten her chained back up by the time I came home. Kate left with Brittany, so obviously her toes are feeling ok. I hope they are, anyways. Kevin looked up Chiefs camp, so saving one of my weekends for that. I'm still coughing up a lung, but not ALL the time....and not coughing till I dry heave as often. and it's still a productive cough. yay me.

God help me, I am an awful person. I have an unfortunate looking facebook friend, and everytime the brave girl posts a selfie on facebook....I smile.

I admire her bravado. Today, she is my hero. and she always wears a smile. I can share this because sprinkly days cleaning the cool cells just make you think about life....

5.28.2015

"Lifes a river, sometimes it's full of (bleep), sometimes it's clear water. Figure out how to swim, man."

Sue from Life Below Zero is uber-wise. She is my hero!

Hotel Monteleone Our rooftop pool makes for an enchanting warm, New Orleans night. Photo by Luc Asbury

spent more time tonite ripping out than sewing....and still more to rip out tomorrow.

have decided the new game plan is to baste the damn thing together so it can't wad up, THEN quilt it. seriously don't think it is going to get done in time to go on vacation with me. I get outsmarted by pigs every damn day at work, and outsmarted by a sewing machine and old t-shirts at home. sigh so now I'm back upstairs, making cake and jello jigglers. poor kate is pacing around the house worrying about inchworms and inspecting every utensil and putting them in the sink because they are not clean enough. I finally snapped. I want to be a good mom. I just seem to be incapable of it.

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